Tappex Thread Insert Installation Tooling – Flexi-arm for Self-Tapping Thread Inserts

Written by Steve Imm on February 2, 2015 in Blog

The Original Flexi-Arm – Only available from Tappex Thread Inserts Ltd

Tappex flexi arm with pneumatic screwdriver

Tappex Double flexi-arm with pneumatic screwdriver

The Tappex Flexi-Arm and Desoutter screwdriver combination offer a simple to set up and easy to use solution for rapid installation of self-threading inserts into plastics, metal alloys, wood or the latest engineering composite materials.

Quick & simple set up.

Simply insert a Tappex production driver (with 1/4″ hex drive) into the Desoutter pneumatic screwdriver and adjust the installation torque. Once the torque is set, the tool will reliably install thread inserts to the correct depth with consistent torque every-time.

Upto 3 arms can be fitted to a single mounting column, this allows you to install several different sizes of threaded inserts from one machine location.

The Flexi-Arm is fully adjustable, so ensures that the insert will be installed square to the workpiece.

The Flexi-Arms Ergonomic design, with counterbalanced and spring loaded arms ensures the resting position can be adjusted to offer the optimum operator comfort and speed of installation. With the weight of the driver being supported by the spring loaded arm, operator fatigue is greatly reduced.

Ultimate flexibility

The desoutter screwdriver is renown for being the best quality pneumatic screwdriver and that’s why we selected it for use with the Tappex Flexi-Arm. We offer both a 510 rpm auto or manual reverse and an 1100 rpm auto reverse. The Flexi-Arm has a range of upto 800mm and can install inserts into mouldings or assemblies at different heights with a single set up.

Increased Speed of installation

The Flexi-Arm can offer increased installation speeds compared to heat staking, cold pressing or ultrasonic installation. The machine is also compact enough to be installed alongside the moulding machine, allowing the operator to install inserts immediately after moulding, utilising the downtime during cycle time.

Reliability

Tappex provides a 12 month return to base warranty on the Desoutter Driver and the cast iron construction of the FlexiArm ensure that the product will stand up to the rigours of the shop floor environment.

For a video showing the Tappex Flexi-Arm in use, please follow this link to our Youtube Channel…

Alternatively If you would like to know more about the Tappex range of installation tooling or to book a no-obligation demonstration of the Flexi-Arm machine please give us a call on +44 (0) 1789 206600 or get in touch using the contact form below.

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